§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his answer of 25 January 2001,Official Report, column 652W, if he is in a position to report on the recommendations of the North-West Science and Daresbury Development group. 
§ Ms Hewitt
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry met with the North-West Science and Daresbury Development Group on 31 January to discuss their report. As a result of the meeting the Group submitted supplementary information concerning their recommendations on 16 February for his consideration. He hopes to be able to respond around the end of February.